AALS provides a stimulating work environment in which staff and interns interact with law school professors and deans and a variety of professionals to accomplish the association’s mission: to advance the scholarship and excellence in teaching that make legal education a model for the rest of the world and to serve as legal education’s principal representative to the federal government on the formulation of policies that affect graduate and professional education. Staff are encouraged to present innovative approaches to projects and general issues facing legal education today.

Also, AALS has established internship/externship programs with a number of colleges and universities.

Click the links below for staff and intern/extern position descriptions. If you have questions and to apply, please write to AALS Jobs.

AALS Associate Director

AALS is seeking a tenured member of the faculty at an AALS member school to serve as Associate Director, beginning in the summer of 2019 when Professor Sean Scott finishes her term. She leaves the Association in a much stronger position thanks to her hard work, good judgment, and vision.

The Associate Director position offers a vantage point to learn about legal education across the country and to interact with a wide range of faculty members on issues of common concern.

Critical qualities for the Associate Director role are good judgment, collegiality, appreciation of excellence in teaching and in scholarship, and a dedication to sustained and careful work. Some administrative experience is preferred. The Associate Director should have the flexibility and vision to deal with unexpected problems and to act creatively to solve problems.

The Associate Director staffs several of the Association’s key committees including the Committee on Scholarly Papers and handles special projects that are aimed at improving the services of the AALS. The Associate Director will join a staff of 24 as well as work with faculty volunteers around the nation.

Depending on an individual’s circumstances, the position is either for one year or two, although it could be shorter (fall semester full time in Washington, DC, and the spring semester part time).

Interested faculty should write to Judith Areen, AALS Executive Director, via letter or email jareen@aals.org describing your interest in the role and the qualities you would bring to it, together with a biographical statement and a list of at least two references with the knowledge to assess your qualities for the Associate Director role.

Your recommendations of colleagues whom you believe would be excellent Associate Directors would be very much appreciated as well. These can be sent as informal messages.

Student Assistants

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), a 501(c)(3) higher education association, represents 179 American law schools and is located in downtown Washington, DC AALS seeks 1-2 undergraduate or graduate students to work approximately 20 – 25 hours per week providing general administrative and office help at our Dupont Circle headquarters office. The ideal candidate will be detailed oriented, self-motivated, reliable, a great writer and willing to roll up his/her sleeves to help with any project or task assigned. Position requires significant use of Microsoft Office and will involve heavy data entry. Candidates must be able to work 2-3 full days per week during normal business hours, Monday – Friday.

Compensation is $14/hour. E-mail resume to AALS Jobs. Please include schedule of availability for consideration.